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Paper: The CfAO's Astronomy Course in COSMOS: Curriculum Design, Rationale, and Application
Volume: 436, Learning from Inquiry In Practice
Page: 381
Authors: Cooksey, K.; Seagroves, S.; Porter, J.; Raschke, L.; Severson, S.; Hinkley, S.
Abstract: From 2001 to 2007, COSMOS provided a teaching and outreach venue for the Center for Adaptive Optics Professional Development Program (CfAO PDP). COSMOS is a four-week residential mathematics and science summer program for high-school students organized by the University of California on four of its campuses. Two topical science courses comprised each COSMOS cluster. An astronomy course has always formed a basis for the CfAO PDP-affiliated cluster. The course included a variety of pedagogical techniques to address a diversity of learners and goals. We outline the astronomy course—lectures, activities, etc.—and provide the rationale for what was taught, how it was taught, and when it was taught.
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